Five Kangaroos seen hopping onto Sesame Street with Jessica Mauboy
supplied by Carbon Media 13 March 2014
esame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization, launches Sesame Street’s 44th season on ABC2 March 20 with an exciting clip all about Australian culture, and featuring Australian superstar, Jessica Mauboy. ‘Five Kangaroos’, the clip featuring Mauboy and produced and filmed in the Australian outback by Brisbane-based Carbon Media, showcases the best of Australia’s natural beauty and teaches kids to count in an engaging and entertaining way, complete with kangaroos and boomerangs. Five Kangaroos also features children from Yipirinya State Primary School in Alice Springs, and it marks the first time
Indigenous Australian content has been broadcast on the world’s longest running children’s television program. “Filming the Five Kangaroos clip for Sesame Street was an amazing experience. I’m very excited to join other well-known Australians like Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman who have appeared on Sesame Street, and proud to introduce Sesame Street viewers to our Indigenous culture here in Australia,” said Jessica. Creator of Five Kangaroos, Wayne Denning of Carbon Media, is passionate about presenting Indigenous content on the worldstage, and found Sesame Street to be an ideal platform to educate children throughout both Australia, and overseas. “When we pitched the idea to Sesame Street, we never imagined
they’d agree to us creating and producing a segment for the program. Let’s face it – Sesame Street is the longest, most famous street in the world! We’re thrilled to be the first Australian company to create an animated clip for the brand, and to have Jessica Mauboy on board to showcase Australia’s natural beauty is amazing,” he said. The Five Kangaroos first aired in the U.S in January, and will air on ABC2 on Thursday 20th March as part of Sesame Street’s 44th Season. It will also air on ABC2 throughout the year. Australian performer Jessica Mauboy will be one of the first of a string of celebrities to appear in Sesame Street’s 44th Season, along with Academy Award and nominated actors, Charlize Theron and Forest Whitaker, actress Anna Kendrick and performer Usher.